The Populous DS wiki last edited by fisk0 on 08/25/13 01:51PM View full history

Overview

In this game, the player assumes the role of demigod or deity and can direct his people through manipulation or even direct intervention. The god/player can also shape the landscape of the the game to make an advantageous living space for his people and must eventually defeat an enemy population that is led by an enemy god. Over the course of the game, the player will rule over multiple stages of civilizations, from prehistoric to medieval.

Legacy

In addition to spawning a combat focused sequel called "Powermonger", Populous can be considered the original God game. Aside from Black and White, which like Populous was designed by Peter Molyneux, games such as Spore, From Dust and The Sims were inspired by Populous's style of gameplay where the player serves as some all-powerful force that is responsible for a group of people and their living space.

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